Steel exec, philanthropist William Dietrich dies

Oct 10, 2011 | 03:48 PM |

Tags  William S. Dietrich II, steel magnate, Dietrich Industries, Worthington Industries, philanthropist, historian, author

CHICAGO — William S. Dietrich II, a retired steel industry executive who recently gave record endowments to two major universities, has died following a battle with cancer. He was 73.

Dietrich owned Dietrich Industries Inc., a producer of metal framing for construction, until he sold it to Worthington Industries Inc., Columbus, Ohio, in 1996. He remained a member of Worthington’s board of directors until 2008.....

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